Hello August...as we welcome the final month of summer, we can bet the heat, humidity and fun in the sun is keeping you busy with your clients. While we love summer, it definitely is not the skin’s friend. Looking for some solutions to summer’s biggest skin issues? Read on for some ideas on how you can help your client get their skin back on track.

1. Acne

With the heat of the summer, comes lots of sweating, which leads to increased bacteria on the skin and clogged pores. If your clients have acne prone skin this can translate to breakouts. So what can you do? Try recommending some changes for both for their skin and their daily habits. For the skin, be sure to educate them on using the proper treatments. By incorporating a product that is ultra-lightweight and uses natural botanicals to battle clogged pores and blemishes, they will not only soothe their summer breakout skin, but stop blemishes before they start. Other helpful tips they can remember at home include avoid wiping sweat off the skin, instead pat skin dry with a soft towel. And always be sure to wash sweaty clothes, headbands, towels and any hats before wearing them again.

2. Dull, flaky skin

Whether from too much sun, or too much humidity, the elements can take their toll on skin in the summer, making dull, flaky skin one of your clients biggest complaints. So where to start? Get their skin back on the healing path by gently buffing away dead skin cells with a scrub. Products that include healing ingredients such as tea tree oil and lemongrass are ideal when needing to exfoliate dead skin cells and smooth out the skin’s texture. An added benefit? Exfoliating can also help speed up the skin’s renewal process.

3. Uneven Skin Tone

UV sun exposure and heat are major culprits in hyperpigmentation, and most people are exposed to both of them more during the summer than other times of the year. If your clients are prone to uneven skin tone, they will see more flare-ups in the summer. I know we are preaching to the choir, but reminding your clients to wear a minimum of SPF 30 will play a big part in minimizing the chance of seeing sunspots over time.